Monday, 28 January 2013

Ebay Finds Under £10

How cute are all these things?! I thought I'd do a little wishlist or things that I've recently purchased in my case of my latest Ebay finds. All links are underneath the photos and they are all less than £10! :) Happy shopping!

Konig Tripod - Cake Tin

The Konig tripod was a find I found through Victoria's Vintage and I am so happy that I bought it! I really needed a new tripod for my camera that I got in September but hadn't got round to it, this tall tripod has since changed my photos and life actually - dramatic! It's easy to dismantle/assemble and is very sturdy. Great buy and ebay seller!

With Valentine's Day approaching fast, why not do something simple and fairly cheap in the form of food. Who doesn't love cake?! Now the tough question is, chocolate or sponge?
Butterfly Wall Stickers - Korean Cute Agenda

I'd love to do some DIY with the Butterfly stickers but unfortunately I'm useless at applying anything like this and my bedroom is wallpapered so I think it wouldn't go on that easily. They're a bargain at 99p for the small set!

I'm yet to buy a 2013 calendar so have been using my iPad as an alternative. It's not quite as cute and if I wasn't so impatient to wait for deliveries, I'd buy the Korean cute agenda.
Acrylic Lipstick Holder  - Light Switch Cover
My Muji storage is another thing that's changed my life. It made me more organised and tidy! Hoorah for those that have to live with me. I have just purchased this lipstick holder and already can't wait for it to arrive. So cheap - less than £3 including delivery.

The light switch cover I bought recently too and it's changed my room up. My light switch is on a pale wall so it gives it a little extra something, although stupid me bought the one with holes when my switch is without, still looks cute though!

Do you love Ebay just as much as me? What's your favourite bargain from Ebay?

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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Goldwell Full Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner

(Ignore the messy bed. Oh and I've just recently changed my hair colour, as you can see above it's slightly darker, I fancied a change!)

Goldwell Full Blonde Shampoo (250ml) and Conditioner (200ml) - via Hairtrade* (Clickable links)
* Update - these are now at the bargain price of £3.74 for the shampoo and £4.13 for the conditioner! *

I wanted to post today about the new shampoo and conditioner I've been trying as of late. They are the Goldwell Full Blonde Shampoo (250ml) and Conditioner (200ml). Goldwell isn't a brand I've previously tried so went into it open minded hoping for great results. As we all know, blonde hair is the most damaged and lacks shine and in my case, is never that soft or luscious really. 

The shampoo is a slightly bigger bottle than the conditioner but I've still used a lot more than conditioner, maybe I'm just too carefree with it?! I wash my hair every other day usually, either using dry shampoo in the middle days (which I try not to lately as it's ruined my scalp but that's another story) but at the moment it's still just as fresh on day 2. With this in mind, by the end of my usual 4-5 week cycle of hair colouring, I wasn't even ready for it to be done but I knew if I left it any longer then I would. My roots weren't as bad as they usually are so that for me gets a big thumbs up! I'd advise those of you with blonde hair to make sure to use products tailored for blondes. Usually those products will have chamomile ingredients to keep the hair colour bright and retains the radiance.

So far I've tried these for about a month now and once a week using a deep treatment conditioning mask to keep my hair shiny and smooth. I'm impressed that they've retained my colour for the whole 4 weeks and I've got about 3/4 left of them both. These will last me about 2/3 months but I have recently just bought a 750ml bottle of Tigi's Dumb Blonde shampoo and conditioner as my backup to try.

I would definitely re-purchase these again, The prices and links are below the pictures as always and if you have any questions leave them below and I'll get back to you asap :)

What's your favourite shampoo and conditioner? Do you have any tips to keep blonde hair looking bright?

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Monday, 21 January 2013

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara* - Unsure of cost, due for release in February
Hey everyone, hope you're all doing ok. Just a quick update, I won't be posting as much now on here until I have the time. Hopefully it'll start getting lighter soon so I'll be able to take more photos of things to blog about! I'm sure you're all getting sick of the generic snow updates (just me?) so I'll leave off the oh-so-snowy Britain.

I know I posted recently about a new mascara but I thought I'd let you all know about my very new favourite that landed on my door step over a week ago. I've not been that wowed by Rimmel's mascara offerings in the past so when I received an email to say that I was being sent one of their new mascaras I wasn't that excited but I thought ok, I'll try it and see what I think. Firstly wow! Their packaging is a bit "meh" (I hate saying that word but sometimes it's just appropriate!) but I like the fact that the top clicks shut, hopefully this means air won't get in there and dry it out as quickly.

Upon research, I believe there is already a Rimmel Lash Accelerator out there but they have added the "Endless" on and made the formula better apparently. The wand is quite long and is a plastic applicator which is quite spikey. I like it being quite long because it gets all my lashes but I do prefer the curled wands to feel like it grabs all my lashes completely.

The formula is nice, it's not too wet that it gets all over my eyelid or below my bottom lashes and not too drying either. I don't get any fall out or smudges on my eyelid which is good. The very best part of this mascara? For me, it lasts all day without moving. If you're a long time reader you'll know that I am prone to leaky eyes. Literally, all day I look like I'm crying, annoying but can work to my advantage sometimes. Anyway, I really, really like this mascara and have immediately thrown aside my new Covergirl mascara as well as my old favourites Maybelline The Falsies & Colossal.

If you're looking for a new budget mascara to try that gives you length and a bit of volume, have a look around for this when it's released in February!  Also, if you know the cost let me know and I'll update this post :)

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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Professional Muslin Cloths

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Dual Action Professional Cleansing Cloths

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Dual Action Professional Cleansing Cloths

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Dual Action Professional Cleansing Cloths - £6.90 Beauty Bay | £8.00 Feelunique (Both free worldwide delivery!)

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months of the skincare/beauty blogging world, Emma Hardie is a name that has kept cropping up in the top stakes for better skin. I really, really want to try the cleansing balm but I can't quite justify the price tag right now. When I spotted JessicaBeautician's post about their Amazing Face Dual Action Professional Cleansing Cloths I knew I had to get them! My previous muslin cloth had seen better days and although I wash it frequently, it's gone a bit grimy - lovely!

Feelunique currently have 20% off Emma Hardie and Beauty Bay also have a huge sale on so I've included both direct clickable links above. I'm really enjoying using these cloths and lately I've been using them whilst having a bath/shower. They are quite expensive and the RRP price is £10 which I think is a bit steep but for a pack of 3 I guess it's not too bad. The cleansing cloths would be great teamed with the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm (still on my wishlist!).

As you can see in the photos, one side of the cleansing cloths is slightly abrasive to exfoliate the dead skin cells and the smoother side is for polishing. On the corner it has a little loop on the corner which means I can hang it on the back of my bathroom door or my heated towel rail so it's nice and warm when I come to use it, snug! I've completely dismissed using my regular Liz Earle muslin cloths, which I still love, I just love these better...

If you're looking for an alternative muslin cloth that will exfoliate and throughly cleanse your skin then look no further than the wonderful Emma Hardie Amazing Face Dual Action Professional Cleansing Cloths.

Have you tried Emma Hardie's products? Who recommends the cleansing balm, or do you have an alternative product? As always, appreciate and love your comments :)

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Look Beauty | Loud Lips Rock Candy

look beauty rock candy shade 3 review
look beauty rock candy shade 3 review

look beauty rock candy shade 3 review
Look Beauty - Loud Lips Rock Candy Shade 3  - Currently £3.50 (Regular price £7.00) available from Superdrug & Look Beauty website here
Hey everyone, hope you're all ok and keeping warm. I'm seriously over this cold weather now and can't wait for Summer. I'm looking to book a holiday desperately but waiting on my Boyfriend now to book the time off work. (hurry up Ollie!) We're both thinking of Morocco and you know when you get something in your head so much that you will do anything to make it happen, yeah that! All I need now is the confirmation tickets then I'm happy!

A couple of weeks ago I saw on Twitter that Look Beauty had 50% off and I had previously owned one of their blushers so I thought I'd try some more of their products. I decided to go for one of their new cream blushers in melon, a lip slick, this lipstick and a powder blusher in flirt. The cream blusher is really, really good I may include it in my future post I've got lined up.

I was really impressed when I opened the box and saw the packaging. The box as you can see above, is quite simple but I love their standard pink themed packaging. I chose the shade Rock Candy Shade 3 which is a bright fuchsia and really translates on the lips. Unfortunately I have a love/hate relationship with this product already. As most of us have in Winter, I have severely dry lips at the moment which doesn't help applying lipsticks but this made my lips look terrible. I had to instantly wipe it off. Another thing I hate is the scent, urgh. Is it just me?! I can't put my finger on it but it's just not nice.

On a positive note, Rock Candy is the perfect Barbie pink shade I like to go for on special occasions, nights out etc but I'm not daring enough to go for it during the day! I'm not going to write off this product just yet as it's kind of my own fault having dry lips, but once they're in better condition I'll wear it again. The pigmentation just isn't creamy enough for me which is a huge negative but for £3.50 you can't complain too much.

Overall a 50/50 review but I'd love to know what you all think. Have you tried Look Beauty's products including the Loud Lips range? What's your recommended products?

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